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I was thinking of getting a tablet for note taking and homework for school since my laptop is kind of heavy to carry around for a while. I mean if Im going tothe library to study its fine but other wise its akward and big. I heard the ipad is not good for college students but I would love if there was one that would be the same size and fitted into ipad cases.
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Seriously, a tablet, is a tablet, it does not substitute a laptop. It gets annoying to type on after a while :yep:
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A friend of mine's got the ASUS T201 and she really likes it, although I think the T300 is a bit cheaper.
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I'm taking an iPad for the exact same reason but with a wireless Bluetooth keyboard.

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samsung galaxy note 10.1... read some reviews

the note taking function is great with the S-pen
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(Original post by kathleenjames06)
I was thinking of getting a tablet for note taking and homework for school since my laptop is kind of heavy to carry around for a while. I mean if Im going tothe library to study its fine but other wise its akward and big. I heard the ipad is not good for college students but I would love if there was one that would be the same size and fitted into ipad cases.
HP touchpad, I got it for £120 and it matches the iPad 2 in specs. Add a bluetooth keyboard and it's £150 for a solid Android ICS machine

That said, I still agree with this post below, tablets are not great for work
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Seriously, a tablet, is a tablet, it does not substitute a laptop. It gets annoying to type on after a while :yep:
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Since when was a tablet needed in college? Most people had a pen and paper? We thought it was over the top when someone brought a macbook into chemistry, by all means get a tablet but please don't use it in lessons aha
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The iPad is excellent for note taking

Not for typing but yes for note taking
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Note taking..whatever happened to pen and toilet paper? You don't need a flipping tablet they are all rubbish, overpriced and still have no decent games out for them.
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(Original post by mrshinyshoes)
Since when was a tablet needed in college? Most people had a pen and paper? We thought it was over the top when someone brought a macbook into chemistry, by all means get a tablet but please don't use it in lessons aha
Depends what you're doing at college tbf, I did 2 years of A levels and then went on and did a year at a Agricultural college studying animal care, everyone used laptops, because the course was 100% assignments, it was just easier to put everything straight on to your laptop.
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Depends what you're doing at college tbf, I did 2 years of A levels and then went on and did a year at a Agricultural college studying animal care, everyone used laptops, because the course was 100% assignments, it was just easier to put everything straight on to your laptop.
But you'll find that the lecturer won't slow down for some fool tapping words onto his/ her tablet...pointless! Pen and note pad cus mit's all got to be written up properly at some point anyways.
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HP touchpad, I got it for £120 and it matches the iPad 2 in specs. Add a bluetooth keyboard and it's £150 for a solid Android ICS machine

That said, I still agree with this post below, tablets are not great for work
Sorry to jump in here, but I have been thinking of getting a tablet for lab work as I'll be starting an MRes next month.

I want to switch to an electronic lab book and would also like to use a tablet/smartphone with relevant apps (such as lab book beta, solution calculator, etc.) for this purpose. How feasible is this?

I have tried this in my previous lab and my supervisor was quite supportive. I used OneNote on a laptop for this and it worked ok, but this time around I want to be more mobile in the lab (e.g. carrying a tablet rather than a laptop around when running experiments) and figured a tablet may just do the trick?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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(Original post by VENIVIDIVICI)
Sorry to jump in here, but I have been thinking of getting a tablet for lab work as I'll be starting an MRes next month.

I want to switch to an electronic lab book and would also like to use a tablet/smartphone with relevant apps (such as lab book beta, solution calculator, etc.) for this purpose. How feasible is this?

I have tried this in my previous lab and my supervisor was quite supportive. I used OneNote on a laptop for this and it worked ok, but this time around I want to be more mobile in the lab (e.g. carrying a tablet rather than a laptop around when running experiments) and figured a tablet may just do the trick?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I dunno, it might be a little annoying if you have to do serious graphing, typing etc. as tablets aren't really designed for proper serious stuff, just the odd emails, calendar things, a bit of browsing etc. and of course games
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I would recommend against a tablet as your main note-taking method. Typing on a touchscreen gets uncomfortable after a time, while equations and diagrams are much easier using pen and paper. However, if you are so inclined:

You might consider the Asus Transformer Prime, or something of that format. Basically a laptop with a detachable screen.

You might also wait until the Microsoft Surface tablets come out, since they are likely to be reasonably cheap, will integrate with Office, and have an attachable keyboard.
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Thanks for the input guys, I'll keep that in mind. I haven't made up my mind yet, but have seen lab apps that work with the Samsung Galaxy Note (with stylus)..but I am restricted by price, so was hoping for something cheaper .
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Samsung galaxy tab -2 is a great choice.

Features content

  1. 1280x800 display.
  2. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
  3. Tab 10.1 2 has the same 1GHz NVIDIA dualcore processor and 1GB of RAM as the original.

with such a very affordable price.
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(Original post by VENIVIDIVICI)
Thanks for the input guys, I'll keep that in mind. I haven't made up my mind yet, but have seen lab apps that work with the Samsung Galaxy Note (with stylus)..but I am restricted by price, so was hoping for something cheaper .
I like the samsung galaxy tab 2 10.1. It's really good for reading pdfs, so you can use it to read all your research papers. Compatible with microsoft office so could use it for editing reports, presentations, etc.

When I was doing my MRes/working in the lab would have loved to have a tablet. Can imagine not having to carry around all those journal articles!

The galaxy tab 2 10.1 is £299 but you can get £50 cashback. Has 16 gb of internal memory but you can expand it with a micro SD card.

Also forgot to say you can buy a detachable keyboard for around £50. Would help with typing.
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(Original post by morisswalker)
Samsung galaxy tab -2 is a great choice.

Features content

  1. 1280x800 display.
  2. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
  3. Tab 10.1 2 has the same 1GHz NVIDIA dualcore processor and 1GB of RAM as the original.

with such a very affordable price.
Sorry, I didn't see your post. I agree, though it's a great device.
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I like the samsung galaxy tab 2 10.1. It's really good for reading pdfs, so you can use it to read all your research papers. Compatible with microsoft office so could use it for editing reports, presentations, etc.

When I was doing my MRes/working in the lab would have loved to have a tablet. Can imagine not having to carry around all those journal articles!

The galaxy tab 2 10.1 is £299 but you can get £50 cashback. Has 16 gb of internal memory but you can expand it with a micro SD card.

Also forgot to say you can buy a detachable keyboard for around £50. Would help with typing.
Thanks for that shanghaichica. I'll have a look at that option. Do you own a tablet now?
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HP touchpad, I got it for £120 and it matches the iPad 2 in specs. Add a bluetooth keyboard and it's £150 for a solid Android ICS machine

That said, I still agree with this post below, tablets are not great for work

HP TouchPad -- Where did you get and When did you get that? Link ? What Shop
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